Oct 6, 2012 8:30am PDT
in prague are protesting against the government ban. they can no longer sell expensive drinks to tourists -- only beer and wine. no one is happy. >> czechs are angry, really mad. drinking spirits is a national pastime. what do you expect. >> but over 20 people have died. the government had to do something. >> everybody suffers just because a couple of people made a mistake. one person sold a bad batch of spirits, and now 10 million people have to suffer. >> the government is introducing new requirements for seals and proofs of origin. only bottles with approve labels will be allowed for sale and export, but many think moonshiner's will just take the new labels, and the new rules come too late for vladimir. doctors say he will never see again. >> spain's regions were once the symbol of democratic progress. for a long time, the regions are prospering and all was well in spain, but that changed dramatically when the financial crisis hit. now, many regions are on the verge of bankruptcy. today, the number of spaniards who can afford it beach is dropping, so it has rediscovered an old idea. >>
Oct 9, 2012 9:30am PDT
, the socialist government in paris wants to send more than 200 additional police to marseille. the left-wing mayor of the district says even that is not enough. she wants the army to patrol the district. >> i am only saying what the residents do not dare say out loud because they're afraid there will be repercussions. they are afraid their cars will be set on fire, they will be threatened, or their children a salted. >> those fears are justified. often police have to let dealers go shortly after they have arrested them, especially if they are minors. the police have the impression judges are undoing the work they have done. >> our courts should finally start imposing harsher penalties on drug consumers and dealers. >> the war against drug gangs is not even close to being one -- won. that harms marseille's prospects as a european capital of culture next year. the old port is being spruced up and a museum built, but not much is set to change in the city's in northern districts. >> when the soviet union fell apart, lithuania was the first of the republics to formally declare independence.